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Nobel Son Reviews

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Christine Champ
Film.com
May 6, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
December 3, 2008
Lacking the polish and coherence worthy of its cast, Nobel Son is no prize winner.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 3, 2008
Nobel Son was one of my most unpleasant filmgoing experiences of 2008 (and in a year like this, that's saying something).
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
December 4, 2008
I enjoyed Eliza Dushku's mad poetess, probably for the wrong reasons, but with a project this meager, you take your artful sneers and scenic diversions where you can get them.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
William Goss
Cinematical
December 17, 2009
Smug and glib and generally apathetic as to who gets what in the end, so long as it seems clever at the time.
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Tim Grierson
L.A. Weekly
December 4, 2008
One of those misbegotten clunkers where just about every creative decision isn't just wrong but tone-deaf.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
December 5, 2008
Nobel Son contains precisely one funny bit, but the film is pokey and unoriginal.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Daniel Getahun
Minneapolis Star Tribune
December 5, 2008
Like the worst of holiday quarrels, it's much more irritating than interesting, and by the end of it you'll be filled with as much seasonal cheer as Ebenezer Scrooge.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Ben Mankiewicz
At the Movies
December 8, 2008
I had high hopes for Nobel Son at the halfway point, but it ultimately really completely collapses under the weight of its clever twists.
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Ben Lyons
At the Movies
December 8, 2008
Is it a thriller? Is it a heist movie? Is it a comedy?
Christian Toto
What Would Toto Watch?
December 6, 2008
Nobel Son wins the prize for best Guy Ritchie copycat.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
December 5, 2008
An absolutely abysmal crime flick.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine
December 5, 2008
With all of the potential Oscar bait this month, NOBEL SON is well out of it's league. A few quirky bits of humor can't save this lazy attempt at making a hip kidnapping movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Bill Gibron
Filmcritic.com
December 4, 2008
constantly crosses the fine line between clever and severely self-indulgent
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Tricia Olszewski
Let's Not Listen
December 6, 2008
An undignified mess that should embarrass Rickman and everyone else involved.
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
December 5, 2008
An aggressively noisy exercise in style over substance about nasty people doing nasty things to one another in (sigh) Southern California.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com
December 4, 2008
This bogus cutting-edge thriller is obnoxious and repellent in any direction it stands, mistaking distasteful tonal changes for cinematic razzle dazzle.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
December 5, 2008
Except for a mildly engaging heist scene in the middle of the movie, the story never gets within a mile of the Quentin Tarantino classics it tries to evoke.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Geoff Berkshire
Metromix.com
December 4, 2008
Oh boy does this movie have problems. From its wall-to-wall electronica score to the blandly executed sex scenes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Peter Sobczynski
eFilmCritic.com
December 5, 2008
Is there a way that I can offer a formal apology to Guy Ritchie for insinuating that "Rocknrolla," was an ugly, stupid, violent and incoherent mess of a crime film when it actually comes across like "The Asphalt Jungle" when compared to this mess?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
May 15, 2012
Peg Aloi
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
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